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541.773.1444        101 N. Central Ave. Medford, Oregon 97501
MON-FRI: 10-6 | SAT: 10-5 | SUN: Closed

LSPASTEL101: Pastel 101: Pans, Pencils, & Sticks

In this 4-hour, single session workshop we will explore the different types of soft pastels as well as various pastel supports and mixed media applications.  We will delve into the diversity of pastels and the range of textures and effects that can be achieved with this versatile medium. We will also have a look at some grounds and mediums available that will make just about any surface accept pastel.


Lara will provide sample papers to do exercises on. If you already have pastel pencils, sticks or PanPastels please bring them.

*If you plan on taking the Get Real with Pastel workshop in February, you might want to select colors from the materials list for that workshop.  Please see Lara’s website for that list.

If you have any questions please contact Lara directly (contact info at bottom of this list).



I recommend getting a few colors* from

each of the following:


 Pastel Pencils (3 - 5):

- Faber Castel Pitt Pastel pencils

- Stabilo Carb Othello Pastel Pencils

- Caran d’Ached Pastel Pencils &/or Sticks


Soft Pastels:

Any of the brands Central Art carries in open stock.  3 – 4 sticks.


PanPastels: (Optional)

I will bring a few PanPastels for you to try if you do not wish to purchase your own at this time.




1 pkg Derwent Rice Paper stumps

1 - 3 paper stumps

1  Kneaded Eraser


Drawing board or other hard surface such

as gatorboard.


Tape (blue painters tape, or Frog Tape)



Instructor:  Lara Strazdas



Cell: 541.899.3297

Skill Details:
All Skill Levels
Instructor Name:
Lara Strazdas

LSPASTEL101: Pastel 101: Pans, Pencils, & Sticks

$ 95.00
Single Session